COVID Card #299

February 28, 2021 | 0 comments

Henry Billings was a painter, illustrator, and educator. While he worked in a variety of styles/genres, I (unsurprisingly) am drawn most to his work with light/shadow and rippling forms. The largest collection of his work online (outside of auction sites — speaking of which — fine art on eBay?? what has the world come to?) appears to be at the Whitney.

Billings made three post office murals: Golden Triangle of Trade (Medford, Massachusetts), Scenes of Winter Sports (Lake Placid, New York), and Maury County Landscape (Columbia, Tennessee).

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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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